At least they had the good sense to test-market it in the South …
Okay, I freely admit I love bacon, but even I never considered putting it on ice cream. But apparently Burger King has:
Nashville is serving as a test market for Burger King’s new bacon sundae.
The bacon topped chocolate, caramel and soft serve ice cream may go on the fast food chain’s everyday menu nationwide if the new dessert is a hit in Music City.
Nashville’s News 2 purchased 10 bacon sundaes at the Burger King in Bellevue and stopped 10 people for our own unofficial taste test.
Husband and wife, Richard and Sue Peterson, both approved of the new sweet treat.
“It takes a while for the flavors to mix. Then it’s sort of a nutty flavor,” Sue said.
Her husband Richard added, “It’s different,” he said, but in “a good way.”
Well of course it was in a good way. It’s bacon!
Big tub o’ lard
Chareva finally found the holy grail – tubs of lard that isn’t hydrogenated.
We bought a slab of frozen pig fat awhile back and have good intentions of rendering our own lard someday, but this will do in the meantime. With the lard, the zucchini, and the deep fryer we just picked up, I see deep-fried zucchini strips in my near future.
I checked the nutrition label on the lard. There are 12 grams of fat per serving, but only 5 grams of saturated fat. About half the fat in lard is monosaturated – you know, the kind of fat that supposedly makes olive oil good for us. The saturated fat, of course, will primarily raise your HDL.
The fatty-acid profile of lard is very similar to human body fat. If you lose weight and consume your own fat in the process, that’s good for you. But if you consume a very similar fat from a pig, that’s bad for you, according to the anti-fat hysterics. I wrote about that in a post long ago.